(L-R) Melanie Clark & Kimberly White received the award on behalf of MSI.
Manufacturing Solutions Inc. (MSI), a Vermont-based contract manufacturing company has been awarded the 2019 Platinum Level MVP Workplace Well-Being Award. The award recognizes 20 companies and organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to improving the health and well-being of their employees through workplace wellness programs.
MSI takes the health and wellness of its 250 employees very seriously. It has been a long-term company goal to enable employees to make healthy life choices. MSI’s President, Beth Salvas has lead the wellness initiative charge. Upon receiving the award she stated: “In the spring of 2005, I began the MSI Health & Wellness program, in hopes of sharing with our employees my passion for living a healthy, mindful, active lifestyle. In receiving this award, I believe it shows our employees and the general public, MSI is an employer that cares about enriching the lives of their employees and our community.”
Beth’s team has dedicated a diverse range of resources towards creating healthy programs and benefits around insurance, food, exercise, events, and awards, at no cost to the employees. The numerous employee wellness programs that MSI has been recognized for include:
- On-Site Fitness Center
- Weekly Healthy Snacks
- Team & Individual Fitness Challenges
- Smoking Cessation Classes
- Family Fun Days
- Weekly Physical Therapy
- Annual Health Expo
- Annual MVP Biometric Health Screening
- Bi-annual Health Screening by Local Hospital
- Chair Massages
- Flu Shots
- Lunch & Learns
Attracting and retaining employees is critical to an organization's success. MSI has set out to become one of the top employers in Vermont through showing employees their personal success matters. Kimberly White, PHR, Human Resource Manager, emphasizes: “I believe this award shows both our employees and the general public that as a company, MSI goes above and beyond to ensure the well-being of our employees by implementing programs that encourage them to live a healthy lifestyle and make healthy choices.”
In establishing a precedent for employee well-being, MSI continues to prove a willingness to take care of employees that goes above and beyond regular business practices.